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04 Jun 2018
Andy Burnham announced as Active Uprising headline speaker

Former health secretary and current Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has been confirmed as the headline speaker at this year's Active Uprising event.

Burnham will address more than 1,000 delegates on Thursday 21 June, sharing his views on the importance of physical activity in building cohesive communities, and underlining how local government is "perfectly placed to help people build physical activity into their lives".

Other speakers at the event include Great Britain’s most successful female Olympian Laura Kenny, EXOS founder Mark Verstegen, and Mike Collier, the man behind McLaren Applied Technology’s Human Performance Centre of Excellence.

Organised by ukactive, Active Uprising is a multi-day celebration of physical activity and will take place in Manchester from 21 to 23 June.

The event will bring together five separate streams – boutique fitness event SWEAT North; startup accelerator ActiveLab; management and leadership programme Ignite; children's health initiative ukactive Kids; and Community, which examines how cross-sector partnerships can create healthy populations.

Burnham said: “Greater Manchester is delighted to welcome ukactive’s Active Uprising Conference in June. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work of the physical activity and sport sector in supporting happier, healthier and successful communities across the UK.

"It is also an opportunity to once again lift our sights, set new levels of ambition for our work and come together to shape future plans.

“Here in Greater Manchester, enabling more active lives is at the heart of our ambitions for Our People, Our Place. GM Moving is Greater Manchester’s shared plan to lead and support a social movement, where living an active life once again becomes the norm for people of all ages and backgrounds. We are looking forward to welcoming our national partners to learn together, inspire and support each other, and work towards a shared vision."


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20 Jun 2018
‘Blue Zone Communities’ to be explored at GWS
Dan Buettner – who identified the five places in the world where people live the longest, healthiest lives and founded Blue Zone wellness communities – will discuss the science of living longer at the Global Wellness Summit this October at the Technogym headquarters in Cesena, Italy.
20 Jun 2018
Christine Muchemu to receive ISPA Foundation scholarship
The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation will award Christine Muchemu from Ithaca, New York, the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship onstage during the general session at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, from 24-26 September.
20 Jun 2018
Rugby League World Cup launches legacy programme
The Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has launched a legacy programme, which looks to use the tournament as a catalyst to develop the game of Rugby League and "engage with the widest possible audience".
20 Jun 2018
Two Women in Wellness conferences to be held in 2019
American Spa is bringing back its Women in Wellness Leadership Conference twice in 2019. The first event will take place 12 March, 2019, in New York City, and the second will take place on the US West Coast in October 2019.
20 Jun 2018
International Sauna Congress brings together delegates from around the world
The 17th International Sauna Congress took place earlier this month in the twin cities of Haparanda and Tornio, on the border between Sweden and Finland.
14 Jun 2018
Looking forward as London prepares for MuseumNext
Museum delegates will soon gather in London for the European edition of this year's MuseumNext conference, which kicks off on Monday (18 June) for its 10th year.
14 Jun 2018
Luzhniki Stadium reopens to host opening game of FIFA World Cup
The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup will kick off later today, marking the re-opening of what has been described as the "most high-tech stadium in World Cup history".
14 Jun 2018
Wellness Meets Fashion: GWS to feature runway show
The confluence of fashion and wellness will be explored during the first-ever Wellness Meets Fashion show, which will take place at the Global Wellness Summit’s (GWS) gala event on 7 October, 2018 in Cesena, Italy.
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